Minglewood Blues, Deal, Mama Tried, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, Peggy-O, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Ship of Fools, El Paso, Brown Eyed Women, The Music Never Stopped Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Samson & Delilah-> Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Playin' In The Band, E: U.S. Blues
SBD:MR>?>DAT>CDR; Pitch corrected and de-clicked by Tim Symons; See info file for details
April 21, 2016 Subject:
The vinyl edition that came out for Record Store Day is awesome. Glasser did a magnificent job of mastering Betty's feed. Super crisp sound with lots of bottom. Great performance. And the cover art by Tony Millionaire is brilliant. He should be doing DP covers.
March 8, 2016 Subject:
I'll be grabbing my copy.
January 16, 2014 Subject:
first set Ship.
November 19, 2013 Subject:
Still hiding in the vault - sort of.
The board of this show exists in the vault, and we know this because almost the entirety of it - except the first two songs - has turned up in the "Tapers Section" page on the Grateful Dead official site. THAT version gets 5 stars, for delivering this show in the same manner it was played in - especially for the jumping Scarlet Fire and a terrifying PITB reprise - the one here just reminds of some of the worst tapes I had way, way, WAY back in the analogue days. 1 for the tape/recording, 5 for the playing, average 3.
May 14, 2013 Subject:
it was up, it was down, it was,
all around, the dead as live dead was back in the day,we paid under 20 bucks to see them,couple of shows each year near and far and loved everyone for each one was what it was.i went to see the dead as the dead was,live, was not Europe 72 or working mans dead,it was everything that went into it at that open window.large parking lots to shows in an old theater,college towns,outdoor racetracks,man the dancing shoes!the women wearing patchouli and the heads smoking those clove cigs!big bags of brownies special brownies,good old pig manure grown homegrown,and wine.seen shows change and never the same through the 70's 80's and 90's and into the new world with out Jerry,oh how he could bend em!miss that cat,thanks to all you cool cats that make this site what it is.kudos shalom namasta aloha peace my friend.ENJOY YOUR HEAD,rennosson...
April 25, 2012 Subject:
Tried to listen but couldnt
Can one of the masters of cleaning fix this show , it sounds like they were rocking but I cant get past the muffled sound.
November 28, 2011 Subject:
I know the SQ is poor, but it's the best I could do. I didn't cut too much HF in order to reduce tape hiss, there was precious little to cut in the first place, trust me. I hope a better source surfaces some day as it's a nice show.
....at least the 2nd set. The 1st set is nothing to write home about by 1977 measure, but features a lyrical, superb "They Love Each Other" and a strong "Brown-Eyed Women". "Music" to close the set is another tasty treat.
I'm loving the 2nd set, warts and all. The real goods are delivered when "Playin'" arrives; from here on in the show is just awesome. "Playin'" is good and spooky during the jam and gets pretty weird & quite tasty toward the end, before meandering into "Drums". "Wharf Rat" is indeed superb, as other reviewers have noted, one of the best of the year. The AWESOME 5-minute jam that rolls out of the end of it is exquisite, wrapping up with a furious Tiger squall before dropping sublimely into the kickin' "Playin'" reprise. A passionate, inspired "U S Blues" wraps it up very nicely.
3 stars for the sound, 5 stars for the "Playin'" thru "U S Blues" segment.
May 2, 2009 Subject:
Reasonable sound......heard much worse. If you tune in its all good. S->F is really coming into its own here. Really like the jam out of Wharf back into Playin. I'm gonna give this a 4 because the band is digging it.
April 8, 2008 Subject:
Ugly recording but cool performances
The sound in this is wayy wayy off. That said, it's still 1977, and there are some sick performances...I personally got really into the FotM, I'd call it one of the best of 77, up there with 5-25 and 10-16.
after thumbing down from western mass, i spent a few days in the city resting up before heading over to jersey.
the first set was pretty subdued, but with eight nights coming up, i expected a slow burn. TLEO is very nice, imo, and i like MNS in the closing spot - it seemed lost mid-2nd set at the last show.
this new scarlet>fire combo is getting its legs now. set opener or set closer? hmmm. like it in both spots. this scarlet is the best one of the three, save a tad too much donna in transition. the outro is very interesting and unique in both songs tonight, and jerry's really feeling it in fire. the samson is one of the best i've heard - jerry and keith are ripping it up. the terrapin is nice and the playin' goes to some very weird places pre-drumz. and wharf rat #1 of the tour is sweet indeed.
no party for me tonight...shut eye is necessary. a nice show, just what the doctor ordered at this point.
*this board ain't as crispy as springfield for sure; but those of us who cut our teeth on nth generation non-fob cassettes won't complain.
August 30, 2005 Subject:
not as bad as I thought
Just gave this a stream listen.
Yeah its a little midrangy, and yeah there are a million better ones from 77, but even the biggest turd from 77 blows many other years out of the water.
This is one of the few '77 shows that I would suggest skipping. I made the mistake of downloading and burning the entire show before sampling the quality (I figured it's a '77 SBD, how bad could it be?). Even on my system complete with BOSE speakers, it sounds like you're listening to the show from a set of headphones left on 10 feet away.
I'm sure there is some fine playing (like the rest of '77), but with this incredible resource that is the Live Music Archive, your time will be better spent elsewhere.
May 31, 2004 Subject:
dead heads only need apply
the deadheads only shows were the 1976 inital small venue shows that celebrated the return of the dead after their 18month vacation.this was a way they paid back the loyal fan base that stuck with them during he long break. 1977 was a banner year with so many amazing shows that this capitol run was not one of the best.However I have yet to hear or did I see a "bad show" that year down load and enjoy
May 24, 2004 Subject:
Wasn't this the DeadHeads show?
If I recall correctly tickets to this show were not sold to the general public but to "Daedheads". One of the albums (I think it was Europe '72) enouraged "Deadheads of the world unite" - if you sent your name and address you got on the mailing list. Guess it was a precursor to GDTS.
Someone correct me if I am wrong about this one.
This tape is in wide circulation but it isn't in the top 5 shows for this year.
May 3, 2004 Subject:
Sound fair, one hot stretch worth pursuing
To start with, the question mark in the source is well-deserved, as the sound is that of a fairly muffled soundboard, with the highs pretty clipped. My guess is that this recording has endured several analog generations, though it does not suffer tape waver. The pitch adjustment note supports this suspicion. Kudos to Tim Symons for working on this show, but I fear he may have clipped the high end too much in an effort to reduce tape hiss.
With so many excellent shows available in high quality from this tour, such a "fair" sounding sbd would have to boast unmissable versions of songs to recommend a download. Well, there is one stretch in the second set worth pursuing, otherwise, it's a fair recording of a typical '77 show.
It starts off with high energy. A rowdy Minglewood and tight Deal show some promise. TLEO, LLR and Peggy-O are energy vacuums and the latter is brutally cut toward the end. Estimated is a bit of a yawner stand-alone version. BEW is a smiley, above average version, but hints at some beefy jams to come. Music is short but hot, Scarlet is fair, but Fire is a keeper. The Terrapin is ok, but gets clipped at the end. If there is anything worth saving here, it's the Playing>Drums>Wharf Rat>Playing stretch. The Playing is a great '77 version, but the Wharf Rat stands out to me as being one of the best of this era. The Playing reprise is a typical high energy closer to the gorgeous mixolydian jam of Wharf Rat. U.S. Blues is very frisky.
If it weren't for the Wharf Rat, I'd say this show is for the completists only.